Start by taking inventory of key emergency-related items:
First aid kits
Map out each floor of your building. Mark all of the above points clearly on your drawing. Creating a map not only helps you remember the plan during a fire, but it can also show you any forgotten areas that might need more fire safety precautions.
From your initial rough sketch, you can create a detailed map and instructions for each floor that your employees can use to find their way to safety. Include a legend that uses easily understood symbols to mark each item on your map. For example, a symbol showing a figure running down a staircase from fire is commonly used to indicate an emergency staircase.
Post your fire escape plan on every floor in heavily trafficked areas such as main entrances, elevators and lobbies. The more opportunity your employees and visitors have to see it, the more they will be prepared.
Ask for volunteers to take on emergency escape plan tasks. These can include informing fellow employees about safety plans, making sure that evacuation procedures happen without panic and giving a headcount at a designated meet-up place. When peers show responsibility and care for each other, it builds workforce unity and morale.
...for a Healthier Home and Business!